10 Days

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Walk Where Jesus Walked

April 12 - 21, 2018    |    Optional Pre Tour to Dubai   -   April 8 - 13, 2018

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Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Stella Maris · Nazareth · Tiberias · Sea of Galilee · Mt. Tabor · Jericho · Jordan River · Jerusalem · Temple Model · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Bethany · Dead Sea · Mt. Of Olives · Gethsemane · Mt. Zion · Western Wall · Via Dolorosa · Holy Sepulchre

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip air from Seattle, SEA
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Surcharges
  • 8 nights at centrally located hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 1 night: Herods, Tel Aviv
      ~ 2 nights: Leonardo Plaza, Tiberias
      ~ 5 nights: Dan Jerusalem, Jerusalem
  • Optional Pre Tour to Dubai:
      ~ 4 nights: Double Tree Al Barsha, Dubai
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Free Wi-Fi on motor coach
  • Wireless headsets where needed
  • Assistance guide(s) throughout
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Arrangements for Mass daily
  • Tips to hotel staff and restaurants
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person) where available
  • Tips to Hotel Staff, and Restaurants
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents


*Renew Wedding Vows in Cana - couples will have a special opportunity to renew wedding vows on Day 3 during Mass

Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Herods Hotel
Tel Aviv

1 Night

hotel
Leonardo Plaza
Tiberias

2 Nights

hotel
Dan Jerusalem
Jerusalem

5 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches, Beverages, Tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage, both Pre-Existing Conditions and throughout your trip. From Medical and Dental Emergencies, Loss of Luggage, Trip Delay, and so much more.

Supplemental Cancellation Protection

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.

Itinerary

Day1
Thursday - April 12: Depart for the Holy Land

Make your way to Seattle Tacoma International Airport where you will board your overnight flight. Your meals are served on board.

Day2
Friday - April 13: Arrive in Tel Aviv

Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, you will collect your luggage in the baggage claim area, and continue to the Arrival's Hall where you will be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver. Your group will transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv in time to check-in. Enjoy dinner at the hotel before retiring for the evening.

Day3
Saturday - April 14: Caesarea - Stella Maris - Nazareth - Tiberias - Cana
Theme: The Annunciation

Following breakfast, we will drive to Caesarea, the former capital of Judea. You will have the opportunity to visit the archaeological remains of this ancient port, which aided as base for the Herodian navy. Shortly after the time of Jesus Christ, it was revealed to Peter in Caesarea that the Good News (to repent) is not only intended for Jewish people, but also the entire world. This is the place which officially ended the tradition of adhering to the Jewish ceremonial laws. As a result, Peter baptized a group of gentiles, the Roman Centurion, Cornelius, and his family. Continue North to Haifa. In Haifa, you will find Stella Maris, a Carmelite Monastery. The monastery is located above the cave where Elijah, the prophet, once lived. A colorful painting of this "wonder-worker" can be found on the ceiling of the Church. Following this visit, enjoy the scenic drive (with view of the bay of Acco) to Nazareth. In Nazareth you will experi-ence the town where Mary once lived and where Jesus lived as a child (Matthew 2:23). During the visit to Nazareth we visit the church of the Annunciation which includes the church of St Joseph ( It's not Byzan-tine - it's from 1914-21 built over Byzantine ruins) which tradition identifies it with the workshop of Joseph and the house of the Holy family. We will continue with a visit of the Church of the Incarnation, viewing at Grotto the remains of the house of the Blessed Virgin where the Angel appeared and an-nounced the good news. Following Pilgrims path we visit Mary's well, where often the Virgin Mary would have walked to draw water from the spring. The next stop will be to Cana where you will visit the Francis-can Wedding Church. Couples will have the opportunity to participate in the ceremony to renew their wedding vows. Your first day culminates with a transfer to Tiberias. Upon arrival in Tiberias, you will check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day4
Sunday - April 15: Tiberias: Sea of Galilee
Theme: The Ministry of Christ in the Galilee

Your group will begin this day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a boat ride on the beautiful and scenic, Sea of Galilee (Luke 5:1). During this ride, your group will also view the remains of a boat that dates back to the time of Jesus. Following the Sea of Galilee, your group will continue on to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus proclaimed His great Sermon on the Mount (Luke 6:20-49). Near the mount is Tabgha, one of Jesus' miracle sites. At Tabgha, Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 people from five loaves of bread, and two fish (Luke 9:10-17). Also, in Tabgha is St. Peter's Primacy where Jesus bestowed church leadership upon Peter (John 21:9).Your tour continues as you visit the birthplace of Mary Magdalene, in Magdala. During the time of Jesus, this village was a prosperous fishing village that exported fish and garum (a fish sauce reduction; popular in Roman cooking). Your day concludes at Capernaum, the launching place of Jesus' ministry. In Capernaum, your group will have the opportunity to see the Syna-gogue of where Jesus taught (Mark 1:21-29), and gave His sermon on the Bread of Life. Your group will enjoy dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day5
Monday - April 16: Mt. Tabor - Jericho - Jordan River - Jerusalem
Theme: The Transfiguration

Following breakfast, your group will drive to the site of the Transfiguration, Mount Tabor (Matthew 17:1-50). At this site, you will have some time to reflect on Christ's Humanity and Divinity. Your group will also have the opportunity to celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Transfiguration. The tour continues as your group heads South on the Jordan Valley, to the oldest inhabited city in the world, Jericho (Joshua 6:12-25). In Jericho, you will have the opportunity to view the exact location, the Mount of Temptation, of where the Devil tempted Jesus during his forty-day fast (Luke 4:1). Following the visit to this mountain, your group will continue to Jesus' baptismal site on the River Jordan (Matthew 3:13-17). After some time at the Jordan River, your group will end their day with a transfer to Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, your group will check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight

Day6
Tuesday - April 17 - Jerusalem: Temple Model - Ein Karem - Bethlehem
Theme: The Visitation and Nativity

This morning, you will have breakfast and then depart for a day in Jerusalem, which houses the temple to which Jesus was Presented (Luke 2:22). Your group will visit a model of the Second Temple, as it was in the time of Jesus. Following this visit, your group will take a short drive to the village of Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist. It is known that there are two churches in Ein Karem, both representing the two homes of Zechariah and Elizabeth. The first is in a valley where the birth of St. John the Baptist is commemorated (Luke 1:39-80) in the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. The second is on a hill where Elizabeth spent five months in seclusion (Luke 1:24) at the Church of the Visitation. Your group will visit both of these churches and have the opportunity to pray the Mystery of the Rosary as you walk up the hill to the Church of the Visitation. In the afternoon, your group will transfer to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. In Bethlehem, you will have the opportunity to view the Shepherd's Fields (Luke 2:8). In the caves of these fields, you are still able to see the soot marks of fires that shepherds lit to keep warm. The tour concludes at the Manger Square, which stands in front of the Church of the Nativity. As you enter the Church, you will proceed down to the Grotto of the Nativity, which marks the spot of Our Savior's birth (Matthew 2:1-18). Beneath the Altar, there is a silver star and a Latin inscription that states: HIC DE VIRGINE MARIA JESUS CHRISTUS NATUS (Here Jesus Christ was born to the Virgin Mary). Follow-ing Mass in this Sacred space, your group will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day7
Wednesday - April 18 - Bethany - Dead Sea
Theme: Early Years in Jerusalem & the Wilderness

Following breakfast at your hotel, your group will travel down the Jordan Valley to Qumran. Qumran is made up of 2,000 year old ruins from the days of the Second Temple, and also the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written and discovered (Ezekial 47:8-10). These writings have helped further the under-standing of Jewish background in Christianity. Time and weather permitting, your group will have the opportunity to take a float in the Dead Sea, the lowest and saltiest spot on Earth. Your tour will continue as you travel through the Judean Wilderness, the site where Jesus spent His 40 days of fasting. The day of touring culminates with a transfer to Bethany. Bethany is the site where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, which foreshadows His own Resurrection (John 11:38-44). Your group will celebrate Mass and return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day8
Thursday - April 19 - Jerusalem: Mt. Of Olives - Gethsemane - Mt. Zion - Western Wall
Theme: Palm Sunday and the Agony in the Garden

After breakfast, we will make our way to the Mount of Olives, where you will be able to take in the beautiful, panoramic view of Jerusalem. Historically, the Mount of Olives was a mandatory transit point for Jesus during many iconic moments. Your group will visit the Pater Noster Shrine, where Jesus taught His disciples the Lord's Prayer (Pater Noster) (Luke 11:1-4). You will have the opportunity to stop at Dominus Flevit, which is a Church that commemorates where Jesus wept for Jerusalem (Luke 19:41). The tour continues on to Gethsemane, a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Jesus brought His disci-ples here to pray the night before He was crucified (Luke 22:29-53). The Garden still contains trees with roots that date back to the time of Jesus. Beside the Garden is your next stop, the Church of All Nations, built over the "Rock of Agony". This is where Jesus prayed alone on the night of His arrest. Throughout this time, you are invited to remain in prayer and to reflect on Christ's agony that he experienced. Your group will have the opportunity to visit the Western Wall, which is the last remnant of the Jewish Temple after it was destroyed in 70 C.E. The tour continues as you will visit the house of the High Priest Caiaphas (Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu). This Church commemorates where Jesus was examined and eventually imprisoned before the Council in Jerusalem. It also commemorates Peter's Denial of Christ (John 18:15-18), Peters' repentance, and Jesus' forgiveness of Peter. You will also visit the Upper Room on Mt. Zion. The Upper Room is where Jesus and His disciples celebrated the Last Supper (Matthew 26:17-30) and, where Jesus appeared to His disciples after His Death and Resurrection (Mark 16:14). In addition, your group will visit the nearby Benedictine Church of the Dormition. Tradition tells us that this Church is where Mary, the Mother of Jesus, "fell asleep." At the end of this prayerful day, your group will return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day9
Friday - April 20 - Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa - Holy Sepulchre
Theme: The Way of the Cross, The Crucifixion, The Resurrection

Your group will have a very early morning wake-up, which will begin the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) at the Antonia Fortress. This is the spot where Jesus was condemned to death by Pontius Pilate (John 18:28-19:16). Following His condemnation, He was taken (on the Road to Calvary) to His place of Crucifixion. Your group will reflect upon the Stations of the Cross as you travel through the markets of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Luke 23:26-33). This Sacred destination is the site of Calvary (Jesus' crucifixion place) and, His tomb (Luke 23: 50-55). Your group will celebrate Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Following Mass, your group will return to the Hotel to enjoy breakfast. We will continue our day with a visit to the Church of St. Anne's, the home of Jesus' maternal grandparents (Anne and Joachim); and the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the crippled man (John 5:1-9). This afternoon, your group will enjoy a revisit to the Old City. Following this visit, your group will enjoy dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day10
Saturday - April 21 - Return Home

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, your group will leave by motor coach and transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for return flights home.



*206 Tours Disclaimer: Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of places to be visited. Occasionally local religious holidays, national days, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of visits or the missing of certain visits.

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2018 Dates & Prices

Dates

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Apr 12Thursday
Apr 21, 2018Saturday
Apr 13Friday
Apr 21, 2018Saturday
Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $799.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,850.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,700.00 (USD)

Pre Tour

*All pricing is per person

April 8-13: Pre-Tour to Dubai $1,288.00 (USD)

Single Supplement $379.00 (USD)

Optional Pre-Tour to Dubai:

April 8 - 13, 2018
$1,288.00 Per Person   |   Private Room: $379

Itinerary
Day1
Sunday - April 8: Depart for Dubai

Make your way to Seattle Tacoma International Airport where you will board your overnight flight. Your meals are served on board.

Day2
Monday - April 9: Arrive Dubai

Upon arrival at Dubai airport, you will be met & greeted by our representative at the exit gate. Transfer to our hotel by air-conditioned motor-coach. Check in. Welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Dubai.

Day3
Tuesday - April 10: Dubai

This morning following breakfast you will depart to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. Dubai, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays represents a glamorous metropolis in the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping-malls will impress every visitor. On our way we will have photo stops of the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Burj Al Arab hotel, and Atlantis hotel located at crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Pass by the new residential area of Jumeirah Beach. Pass by the region of DUBAI Mall and Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower and the centerpiece of the Gulf region's most prestigious urban development to date. Then you will continue to Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Another highlight will follow: you will use the local water taxis, called "Abras", to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk .You will have an option to climb to the Burj Khalifa at the Dubai Mall site. We will continue with visit of the biggest natural flower garden in the world, the Dubai Miracle Garden. It flaunts around 45 million flowers in intricately organized adorable designs! Spread over 72,000 square meters of area, the garden was inaugurated on Valentine's Day in 2013. Miracle Garden is known for its traditional flowerbeds fashioned in varied shapes. The multi-hues flowers welcome you in different shapes like hearts, igloos, pyramids. We conclude the day with dinner and overnight in Dubai.

Day4
Wednesday, April 11: Dubai - Abu Dhabi - Dubai

Following breakfast at your Hotel we will discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi, capital of the Emirates, known as the Arabian Jewel. Jebel Ali Port, the biggest man-made port in the world is one of the landmarks that we pass on the way to Abu Dhabi. On arrival, the first destination is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. We then continue to visit the Sheikh Zayed Centre to get a glimpse into the private life of H.H. Sheikh Zayed, who is often referred as "The Father of the UAE". Our final stop is the Heritage Village where we journey to the past to explore the life before oil was discovered. On our return, we drive along the beautiful Corniche. Dress Code: Loose long trousers or long skirts & long sleeves. No shorts for men, no tight & transparent clothing. Women must cover their head with a scarf. Return to the hotel, and overnight.

Day5
Thursday, April 12: Free Day

Today is free day to enjoy the city on your own. Overnight.

Day6
Friday, April 13: Dubai Airport - Tel Aviv

Early morning transfer to Dubai airport for your flight to Tel Aviv. Meet with group and continue on pilgrimage to Holy Land.

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel.
Simply Contact patrick:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  patrick@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $799.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,850.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,700.00 (USD)

Pre Tour

*All pricing is per person

April 8-13: Pre-Tour to Dubai $1,288.00 (USD)

Single Supplement $379.00 (USD)

Optional Pre Tour to Dubai:

April 8 - 13, 2018
$1,288 Per Person   |   Private Room: $379

Iternary

Day1
Sunday - April 8: Depart for Dubai

Make your way to Seattle Tacoma International Airport where you will board your overnight flight. Your meals are served on board.

Day2
Monday - April 9: Arrive Dubai

Upon arrival at Dubai airport, you will be met & greeted by our representative at the exit gate. Transfer to our hotel by air-conditioned motor-coach. Check in. Welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Dubai.

Day3
Tuesday - April 10: Dubai

This morning following breakfast you will depart to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. Dubai, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays represents a glamorous metropolis in the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping-malls will impress every visitor. On our way we will have photo stops of the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Burj Al Arab hotel, and Atlantis hotel located at crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Pass by the new residential area of Jumeirah Beach. Pass by the region of DUBAI Mall and Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower and the centerpiece of the Gulf region's most prestigious urban development to date. Then you will continue to Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Another highlight will follow: you will use the local water taxis, called "Abras", to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk .You will have an option to climb to the Burj Khalifa at the Dubai Mall site. We will continue with visit of the biggest natural flower garden in the world, the Dubai Miracle Garden. It flaunts around 45 million flowers in intricately organized adorable designs! Spread over 72,000 square meters of area, the garden was inaugurated on Valentine's Day in 2013. Miracle Garden is known for its traditional flowerbeds fashioned in varied shapes. The multi-hues flowers welcome you in different shapes like hearts, igloos, pyramids. We conclude the day with dinner and overnight in Dubai.

Day4
Wednesday, April 11: Dubai - Abu Dhabi - Dubai

Following breakfast at your Hotel we will discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi, capital of the Emirates, known as the Arabian Jewel. Jebel Ali Port, the biggest man-made port in the world is one of the landmarks that we pass on the way to Abu Dhabi. On arrival, the first destination is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. We then continue to visit the Sheikh Zayed Centre to get a glimpse into the private life of H.H. Sheikh Zayed, who is often referred as "The Father of the UAE". Our final stop is the Heritage Village where we journey to the past to explore the life before oil was discovered. On our return, we drive along the beautiful Corniche. Dress Code: Loose long trousers or long skirts & long sleeves. No shorts for men, no tight & transparent clothing. Women must cover their head with a scarf. Return to the hotel, and overnight.

Day5
Thursday, April 12: Free Day

Today is free day to enjoy the city on your own. Overnight.

Day6
Friday, April 13: Dubai Airport - Tel Aviv

Early morning transfer to Dubai airport for your flight to Tel Aviv. Meet with group and continue on pilgrimage to Holy Land.

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel.
Simply Contact Liz:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  Liz@206tours.com

About your trip

pilgrimage map
  • Tel Aviv
  • Mt. of Beatitudes
  • Cana
  • Nazareth
  • Caesarea Maritima
  • Haifa
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Tiberias
  • Mt. Tabor
  • Jordan River
  • Jericho
  • Jerusalem
  • Bethany
  • Masada
  • Qumran
  • Dead Sea
  • Bethlehem
  • Church of Holy Sepulchre
  • Ein Karem
About The Holy Land - In the footsteps of Jesus:

If you desire to draw closer to Jesus of Nazareth, come, as we follow in His footsteps. Each day of your pilgrimage you will have time to renew and affirm your faith; to pray and reflect. The Scriptures will come alive as you visit Our Lord's homeland. You will be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape, in addition to its rich historical heritage It is an encounter that has changed the lives of many pilgrims, an act of faith and prayer. Pilgrims have been traveling to the Holy Land for hundreds of years, and as part of your pilgrimage, we include many of the rich traditions that have evolved over time. The maxim at the entrance to the Church of the Nativity says: "We are hoping that: If you enter here as a tourist, you would exit as a pilgrim. If you enter here as a pilgrim, you would exit as a holier one." We pray that same will occur when you join 206 Tours pilgrimage.

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